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Burn Out (2008)

by Marcia Muller

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I love Marcia Muller's books -- especially the Sharon McCone series. I've just started this one but expect it to be as good as all the rest!...and it was!
  mfdavis | May 20, 2015 |
Sharon McCone takes a break suffering from severe burn out, but can't resist being drawn into a new case - one of the workers on her husband's ranch is worried about a relative who looks to be in trouble. Perhaps not a favourite in the series, but a very good fast read. Probably more enjoyable for those who've followed the series. ( )
  elkiedee | Jan 4, 2010 |
Sharon McCone has retreated to the ranch at Tufa Lake to deal with her severe depression and to decide her direction for the future. She is suffering from burn out, is remotely managing her private investigation firm in San Francisco and becomes involved in solving the murders of her & Hy's ranch manager's sister and niece, Miri and Hayley Perez. ( )
  reeread | Jun 1, 2009 |
I always look forward to a new Marcia Muller novel, whether it's a Sharon McCone or a stand alone. "Burn Out" was OK, but others in the McCOne series have been better or much better, e.g. the last one "The Ever-Running Man".
"Burn Out" may be a transition for McCone. The title is an apt one; during most of the story it is unclear whether she will stay with her investigating, or maybe go into her husband's security firm, or do something altogether different. For the first third of the book there is a definite cloud over her that become a bit tedious. Fortunately as she gets into the mystery the story picks up and makes the book a worthwhile read.
There were plot developments with some of the characters and perhaps they will take a larger role in the next McCone mystery. ( )
  BrianEWilliams | Dec 6, 2008 |
Sharon McCone suffering from burn out while taking a break at her ranch gets involved in investigating the murder of the sister and niece of one of her ranch hands. Not one of her better novels. ( )
  Kathy89 | Nov 18, 2008 |
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For Melissa Meith and Mike White:
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I sat on the bluff's edge, facing southeast, where a newly risen full moon cast a shimmery path over the waters of Tufa Lake.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446581070, Hardcover)

Traumatized by a recent life-or-death investigation, Sharon McCone flees to her ranch in California's high desert country to contemplate her future. Deep depression shadows her days and nights, and a chance encounter with a troubled, highly secretive Native American woman begins to haunt her dreams. Even though she is determined not to investigate anything during her stay--and perhaps not ever again--McCone is drawn into the plight of the young woman and her dysfunctional family. A murder and traces of violence at a deserted resort lead her across the desert and into Nevada, and finally to a remote and isolated ranch, where danger lies closer that she expects and where her future and life itself may hang in the balance.

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"Here is Marcia Muller's stalwart heroine Sharon McCone as you've never seen her before, in a new novel set in California's high desert country"--Provided by the publisher.

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